Drosera rotundifolia Seeds
Ease to Grow: Easy
Native Range: Wet Bogs of northern North America, Europe and Asia
Zones: 3-8 (2-9)
Drosera rotundifolia or Roundleaf Sundew is aptly named. Its round traps are lime green with long red sticky tentacles. It is of medium height, and prefers growing in and among sphagnum moss, where it keeps up with the fast growth of the moss. It does well growing with other bog plants, where it receives mottled sunlight. It does not tolerate temperatures over 85°F very well. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Fall. It forms a hairless winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white with occasional pink veins on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to September. It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habitat. Seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage). It is wide-spread in its range through North America and Europe. Drosera rotundifolia is probably the most studied of all the Drosera. Charles Darwin experimented most with the carnivorous habit of this plant than with Dionaea. It is a nice plant for a terrarium, the collection or growing in the bog garden. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations.
Seed Packs are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.
Note: Stratification is required to prepare seeds for germination. All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.
Height: 1" - 2"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix or Live Sphagnum Moss
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is a good plant for terrariums, but must be provided dormancy.